ralphdot (984) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
wetherspoons, York, amber colour with a good head, toffee malt aroma and taste.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: cask at Baker St. ’Sporks.
Deep dark ruby / copper colour with a lasting beige head and a fair bit of lace. Big roasted malt on the nose with a pronounced smoky note and some strong dried fruit. The flavour is similar but the dried fruit falls more into the background and the smoked malty notes come right to the front. Lovely hints of biscuit and burnt toast too. Beautifully balanced finish with a good lick of fruity hops pitching it right down the middle. Nice dry mouthfeel. This is good stuff. I must also point out what great condition this is in. Things have improved dramatically here in recent weeks...
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark maple red in colour, nose is fruity with a nutty character.really nice malty flavour carries through although i felt it could be more hoppy.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at cloisters edinburgh ...copper pinky red ... little sweet malt ... dry dry fruity hop ... hint of raspberry ... quite bitter.
Fin (7411) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Regal, JDW, Cambridge, 11-10-08 Pours distinctive red/amber with creamy white head. Light almost with almost a smokiness, nuts come through, some burnt caramel, nice beer.
berkshirejohn (4530) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Reddish amber with a thin off-white head; aroma of malt and toffee; sweet and malty flavours with chestnut and toffee. Really drinkable despite the sweetness.
Svesse (6157) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London, 22 July 2011) Dark red colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with red fruit, caramel and orange peel. Malty taste with notes of caramel, red fruit, orange peel and a balanced bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with some caramel sweetness. Quite nice.
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Euston Tap - 10/04/12.
Amber/red in colour with a decent sized beige head.
Sweet malt nose.
Tastes of caramel malt, fruit and a little hop.
Medium bodied with a dry finish.
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask at Cloisters. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off-white head. Caramel, a bit of chocolate and mild roasted malt aroma. Smooth malty flavoured with a dry roasted caramel note. Light breadish finish yet with a distinct bitterness coming through.
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
11th April 2012
On tap at the Euston Tap. Clear dark red - amber beer. Thin white head. Light dry smooth palate, semi dry. Sweetish red berry fruits! Which is fine except there ain’t much else going on - could almost pass for a fruit beer. Odd! Semi dry finish. Drinkable.